How to thrive, not just survive, in your career

Edward Jones' managing partner Penny Pennington is thriving in her career.

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The key to doing that, and not just surviving, is bringing your passions to work, she told FOX Business.

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"I believe so strongly that a great career is rooted in something that is worth doing."

- Penny Pennington, managing partner of Edward Jones

People can feel when they're not doing that. she said. "I know that over the arc of my career, there have been moments where I didn't feel that I was doing things that I could bring my passion and all my skills together to be the best possible me," Pennington told FOX Business. "And I felt that in my heart."

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One symptom of trouble is when it's hard to get up in the morning, Pennington said, and she believes it's important to keep looking for the "yellow brick road moment."

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"You know in 'The Wizard of Oz.' when it goes from black-and-white to Technicolor? That moment where all the colors become that much more vivid? That's the way it's felt for me," Pennington said. "And when I see others unlock potential that they knew was there, but they hadn't had the opportunity to bust out with, I see that yellow brick road moment for them as well."

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"Part of thriving is watching other people helping other people achieve those kinds of moments."

- Penny Pennington, managing partner of Edward Jones

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